Nest #5509

Nickname: Belwood Park Welcome Team
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Entrance to Belwood Lake Park. Latitude 43.73, Longitude -80.33.
Nest Cam URL: Click to Visit
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 43.7325923868554
Longitude: -80.3326320648193
Followers: 5

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016 2015

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by Casha
Adult arrival 04/17/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/30/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Tony Z
Adult arrival 04/12/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/22/2015
Egg laying 04/25/2015 Chicks last observed 08/31/2015
Incubation initiation 04/25/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/29/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Casha
Adult arrival 04/04/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Sunkeeper
Adult arrival 04/08/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/23/2015
Egg laying 04/25/2015 Chicks last observed 08/31/2015
Incubation initiation 04/25/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/29/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Sunkeeper
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/26/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/26/2016 Nest failure 06/24/2016
Clutch hatching 06/05/2016 Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
Nest Activity Report by Casha
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/29/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Sunkeeper
Adult arrival 04/06/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/29/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/29/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/05/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/20/2017 by Sunkeeper
OpsreyCam Watchers: Only one parent has been on the nest since Sunday morning and is feeding and caring for the two young birds. They appear to be healthy. A dead osprey was found nearby on Sunday morning. This bird was picked up by GRCA staff and is being sent for an assessment to determine its condition and why it died. Test results could take a few weeks.

06/10/2017 by Sunkeeper

06/10/2017 by Sunkeeper
3rd egg hatched on June 9th.

06/07/2017 by Sunkeeper
2nd chick of the 2017 season hatched early this morning, the 7th.

06/05/2017 by Sunkeeper
12:39:50 PM, first hatch of the season at Belwood Lake nest.

04/28/2017 by Sunkeeper
Appears we have a new female for the 2017 season. Picture posted is that of Trudi.

04/12/2017 by Sunkeeper
Last years male, Luther, is around the nest quite often. The female from last season arrived on the 8th and was at the nest till the 9th but has been away most of the days since being seen only once on the 11th during the evening for a bit. The 12th there is an interesting stand off between 2 birds, Luther and another unidentified osprey.

06/24/2016 by Sunkeeper
Very sad day in Belwood. The nest was attacked by a raccoon over night.

06/21/2016 by Sunkeeper
The chicks at just over 2 weeks of age are really thriving. Growing every day, becoming very inquisitive wanting to look over the side of the nest. They seem to be very strong, looks like both at this point will do well. The parents have really learned to work as a pair providing lots of food for the chicks and protecting when any other birds are around.

06/12/2016 by Sunkeeper
It doesn't look as if the 3rd egg is going to hatch.

06/07/2016 by Sunkeeper
2nd egg hatched at 1:35 am on June 7th.

05/03/2016 by Sunkeeper
3rd egg laid about 11:30 on May 2nd.

05/01/2016 by Sunkeeper
2nd egg on Apr 29 around 1:30 PM

04/27/2016 by Sunkeeper
First egg appeared over night. Season is off and running!

04/21/2016 by Sunkeeper
The female Belwood Lake osprey was banded at Luther Marsh on Canada Day, 2010 by Master bird bander David Lamble. Three young were banded at the same nest that day. David hasn’t received any other reports of any of these three in other locations. Ospreys usually begin to breed when they are 3 to 5 years old. Because this male isn’t banded and we don’t know anything about him.

04/19/2016 by Sunkeeper
Lots of mating going on, I think in the next couple of weeks we should have eggs.

04/15/2016 by Sunkeeper
First sighting of the birds back at the nest for another season.

04/05/2016 by Casha
An osprey is on the birch tree on the far left, the nest platform is on the right.

11/13/2015 by Sunkeeper
The younger chick flew off never to be seen again. No one really knows what happened though it might appear s/he didn't make it. The older one had a great season, calling for food, flying with the parents and then leaving just after Labour day weekend. Both the chicks were banded, will we see either of them again?

09/18/2015 by Casha
Birds must have left for the season. None observed during the past 3 weeks.

08/18/2015 by Sunkeeper
The 2nd chick has not been seen since it fledged. Flying off the nest was the last reporting of this bird.

06/27/2015 by Sunkeeper
Both chicks were banded on June 26th. Sex could not be determined unfortunately.

06/05/2015 by Sunkeeper
3rd egg hatched on June 4th, 5 days after the first.

06/02/2015 by Sunkeeper
Second egg hatched sometime on Sat. Sun morning 1 of the chicks was no longer alive. Mom pulled it out of the nest bowl over to the side of the nest then, after a bit she flew off with it. 3rd egg has not hatched as of yet.

05/31/2015 by Sunkeeper
2nd hatch sometime before 7am on Sun, the 31st. 1 of the chicks has died though, Mom pulled it over to the side of the nest.

05/31/2015 by Sunkeeper
Hatch around 8 PM on Fri night, May 29th.

05/14/2015 by Sunkeeper
Incubation is right on target for hatching the first week of June. Very experienced pair, takes seconds for them to switch incubation duties. I've never seen the eggs unattended.

04/21/2015 by Casha
Webcam installed in Mar 2015

04/17/2015 by Casha
One osprey seen flying close to the nest. No other bird seen on or near it.

04/03/2015 by Casha
This is an established nest in a GRCA conservation area. I only noticed it on 02-Apr-15